Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum - Fort Wayne, IN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Captain Spaulding
N 41° 04.613 W 085° 08.511
16T E 656095 N 4548955
Quick Description: This is a museum that tells about the history of firefighting in Fort Wayne.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 4/24/2011 3:26:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMB9XZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:
The museum's website has this to say about the museum:

"The Fort Wayne Firefighters’ Museum, Inc. was organized on April 20, 1974, two years after the City closed Fire Station #3 in downtown Fort Wayne. In 1975 they leased the building from the City and started collecting artifacts from Fort Wayne’s past. In 1979 painting and reconstruction began. The building was deeded from the City on April 8, 1987 and became the property of the Museum. The Museum finally opened on a limited basis in 1981. Additional renovations were done between 1998 and 2009 to expand the exhibit area. In 2001 a staff was hired and regular hours were started so the public could enjoy our past. Along with the many artifacts on display, the Museum also teaches fire safety to young and old alike."

The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Theme:
firefighting


Street Address:
226 West Washington Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN. 46802


Food Court: yes

Hours of Operation:
Monday Through Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturdays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm


Cost: 4.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Small

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Gift Shop: Not Listed

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